Michael Ealy will appear in a five-episode arc on the upcoming fourth season of Showtime’s “Californication.”

The actor, most recently seen in ABC’s “FlashForward, will play the love interest for Natascha McElhone’s character Karen van der Beek, the on and off girlfriend of show star David Duchovny.

Showtime also announced Monday that Rob Lowe will guest-star during “Californication’s” fourth season as an actor who wants to play Duchovny’s character Hank Moody in a feature film.

Duchovny has said previously that next season will show Moody trying to undo the hot mess he got himself into last season, when he ended up behind bars.